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#1 Aug 25 2013 at 2:13 AM Rating: Good
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#2 Aug 25 2013 at 2:14 AM Rating: Good
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Used to. And then it got boring.
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#3 Aug 25 2013 at 2:15 AM Rating: Good
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ieatmice wrote:
Used to. And then it got boring.


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#4 Aug 25 2013 at 2:23 AM Rating: Good
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NaughtyWord wrote:
ieatmice wrote:
Used to. And then it got boring.


PLAY AGAIN DAMNIT!

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Meh, I'm not much of a gamer as I once was. I'll occasionally play some League of Legends and try out MMOs (hoping to get into the Elder Scrolls beta), but that's about it.

I wish there were more MMOs that were more like FFXI (yes, I was a moogle@#%^er). But now, all MMOs gravitate towards WoWs play style which has gotten stale after playing it for 6 years.
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Redyoshi wrote:
***ieatmice for eating mice.(lolz)
Annabella wrote:
I love Micey. She was full of so much win. Win and semen. Smiley: inlove
Barkingturtle wrote:
Ieatmice is a f*cking harbinger.
#5 Aug 25 2013 at 2:32 AM Rating: Good
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ieatmice wrote:
NaughtyWord wrote:
ieatmice wrote:
Used to. And then it got boring.


PLAY AGAIN DAMNIT!

-NW


Meh, I'm not much of a gamer as I once was. I'll occasionally play some League of Legends and try out MMOs (hoping to get into the Elder Scrolls beta), but that's about it.

I wish there were more MMOs that were more like FFXI (yes, I was a moogle@#%^er). But now, all MMOs gravitate towards WoWs play style which has gotten stale after playing it for 6 years.


That's because WoW is a 2nd and arguably 3rd generation MMO.

MMO's evolve just like any other type of game really. Was FFXI complete awful? No. Did it have some awful aspects to it? Absolutely.

WoW is, like it or not, the leader in the industry and of course games are going to use it as a model in one way or another. If for no other reason because WoW is the measuring stick. Either you exceed it and do well or you don't and fizzle out within a few months of release.

There is a very, very, very, limited list about FFXI I like better than WoW, but all of the things I liked about WoW are far superior to FFXI in every quantifiable way.

I think FF did better with the Job system--one character can be basically any class for example--was great. But the crafting system was just awful. To be fair it was awful in WoW as well but blizzard figured out that failing synths was more disheartening than it was worth and thus changed the system.

There is something to be said about different play styles but no one likes spending hours collecting mats just to see anywhere from 10-50% of your synths fail for no good reason. I don't care which of the two you play.

-NW
#6 Aug 25 2013 at 2:44 AM Rating: Excellent
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NaughtyWord wrote:
ieatmice wrote:
NaughtyWord wrote:
ieatmice wrote:
Used to. And then it got boring.


PLAY AGAIN DAMNIT!

-NW


Meh, I'm not much of a gamer as I once was. I'll occasionally play some League of Legends and try out MMOs (hoping to get into the Elder Scrolls beta), but that's about it.

I wish there were more MMOs that were more like FFXI (yes, I was a moogle@#%^er). But now, all MMOs gravitate towards WoWs play style which has gotten stale after playing it for 6 years.


That's because WoW is a 2nd and arguably 3rd generation MMO.

MMO's evolve just like any other type of game really. Was FFXI complete awful? No. Did it have some awful aspects to it? Absolutely.

WoW is, like it or not, the leader in the industry and of course games are going to use it as a model in one way or another. If for no other reason because WoW is the measuring stick. Either you exceed it and do well or you don't and fizzle out within a few months of release.

There is a very, very, very, limited list about FFXI I like better than WoW, but all of the things I liked about WoW are far superior to FFXI in every quantifiable way.

I think FF did better with the Job system--one character can be basically any class for example--was great. But the crafting system was just awful. To be fair it was awful in WoW as well but blizzard figured out that failing synths was more disheartening than it was worth and thus changed the system.

There is something to be said about different play styles but no one likes spending hours collecting mats just to see anywhere from 10-50% of your synths fail for no good reason. I don't care which of the two you play.

-NW


I understand that because WoW is the industry leader everyone else is going to follow in it's footsteps - it's just that the same formula over and over gets boring - click and then spam some buttons. *Accept a quest* go here. and kill this thing 6 times. Oh, you hit max level? Go to this dungeon and grind these bosses over and over until you collect all the l00t.

I enjoy how some MMOs are trying to break the meta, like Tera and GW2 - fps targeting. I'm just not too into them but at least they're trying something different. I do agree that there were plenty of things wrong with FFXI. But what makes me so nostalgic about FFXI was as you had mentioned, being able to play any class you wanted. That, and I really enjoyed playing with a group. I've always felt that if a game is an MMO, what is the point of only playing by yourself? I'm also not saying that you should be forced to group up in order to level. I Just wish someone would come out with an MMO that gave you the option to group up and grind or do quests. An idea would be something like an island where every monster is an elite and requires a full group to kill. Current MMOs need more choices in their gameplay.
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Thread title: People who suck.
Redyoshi wrote:
***ieatmice for eating mice.(lolz)
Annabella wrote:
I love Micey. She was full of so much win. Win and semen. Smiley: inlove
Barkingturtle wrote:
Ieatmice is a f*cking harbinger.
#7 Aug 25 2013 at 5:00 AM Rating: Excellent
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I just hope Everquest Next can deliver on it's promises because if it does it could be an MMO that breaks the mold in a cool way. WoW I'll never go back to, I've done everything to be done in WoW and I don't feel like repeating more or less the same experience but with a different skin.
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#8 Aug 25 2013 at 7:20 AM Rating: Good
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I played a little bit of WoL, but haven't played through the HotS campaign at all. I'm pretty terrible against actual people, so I tend to just play vs. CPU.
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